Digital Heritage and Archaeology
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course examines how new technologies are helping to shape heritage studies and archaeological research in the 21st century. A growing interest in 3-D reconstruction and animation, Geographic Information Systems, photogrammetry, digital photography using drones, and other methods has quickly pushed archaeology into the digital age. This has also led to the rise of distinct sub-fields, such as archaeogaming, the study of the archaeology in and of video games. By focusing on the use and applicability of these methods to heritage studies, students will gain insight into digital archaeology and the way in which these methods provide an improved platform for preserving and presenting archaeological research to the public.